Q: When is a cheap digital camera found in an online camera bargain too good to be true?
If, for example, one Web site is offering a DSLR camera for a few hundred dollars less than everyone else, you're probably correct in being wary of such cheap digital cameras. The camera might be a refurbished model. The price might only be valid if you buy extra lenses and other accessories. Shipping costs might be outrageous.
Some online retailers may offer "gray" cameras, which are those designed for sale in non-American markets, but which the retailer imports into the United States for sale. The camera might be a bargain, but many manufacturers void the warranty on gray cameras.
Use Web sites such as PriceGrabber to check the validity and reputation of online retailers before spending several hundred dollars with them.
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